Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dakota Style Foods Review

"Feed your craving". Seriously... feed my craving with some awesome sunflower seeds? Sure, why not, and thank you! It's always nice to mix up a work snack. I like almonds and peanuts, but why not switch it up? I switched it up with some Dakota sunflower seeds, and boy were they tasty! Their story:

In 1985, we started something great – right in the heart of South Dakota when we hand selected our first perfect potato. Before we knew it, we were off making chips from our very own homegrown potatoes. But, we didn’t just send off the potatoes to some unknown manufacturer, we cooked each batch, one at a time and seasoned each chip by hand – just like the good ‘ol days.
Over the years, we’ve rolled up our sleeves and mindfully perfected our chips by adding bold flavors such as Mesquite Bar-B-Que and Buffalo Ranch. What can we say, those flavors must have gotten to our heads. So, we decided to expand our line to include flavorful jumbo sunflower seeds, kernels and popcorn – using only nature’s finest ingredients and without the shortcuts.
Decades later, we haven’t forgotten where we have come from. A place where knowing how your food is grown still means something and harvesting with heart yields more than product. There are still plenty of open spaces, fresh air and dirt roads that have yet to be refined – and we plan on doing our part to keep it that way. We still rise and rest by the sun and believe in taking time to do things the right way – by hand, resulting in an experience you can taste and feel. Around here, it’s still about common sense, shaking hands and making time for things that matter – the way it once was.

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Just a few of the bags I received. So the flavors that the offer besides the regular? They have and remember they switch between the seeds and kernels, so you can check out the website and see which they offer of the flavor you like:
Original
BBQ
Ranch
JalapeƱo
Dill Pickle
Honey Roasted
Salted
Unsalted
Spicy
Bacon
Chili Lime
Cayenne
and
Cinnamon Churr

I love all things honey roasted, so these were super good. I shared the bacon with some co-workers and they were quite pleased. There are so many other flavors of theirs I would really like to try. The Jalapeno would be my first pick, and then the spicy ones! So many choices to pick from!!
Then they offer chips!
I gave the chips away to co-workers, but I definitely have been snacking on the sunflower seeds and kernels for the last week or so! They are so tasty and so filling, and they are good for you! That's not all.. they offer popcorn, salad toppers, and apparel. So many offerings! They also have different kinds of recipes that you can incorporate the sunflower seeds/kernels in. There are so many good ones I'd have to try.

They are sold in walmarts, or you can go online and buy. To find more about them, they are on facebook and twitter.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wild Zora Beef and Veggie Snack Review

So I've started a diet.. a paleo, clean eating diet... not completely 100% following it, but I am following a good portion of it. I've been trying to find snacks that incorporate in the diet. I stumbled across Wild Zora foods and was sent their products to try.
Wild Zora foods are meat and veggie snacks. I love jerky, so an alternative to jerky that tastes just as good was alright with me. Their vision is: "We all deserve a healthy alternative to all the sugary, high-carb snacks on the market. At Wild Zora, we believe we can be in-control of our diet and energy levels, eat healthier, and be happier!"

The snacks are made with grass fed dehydrated beef and veggies. There are three flavor:
BBQ Hickory Tomato: This was the first one they made. There are 2 bars per pack and contains 9 grams of protein. The ingredients are: Grass-Fed Beef, Unsulphured Apricots, Red Bell Peppers, Tomato, Kale, Sea Salt, Spices, and Garlic Powder, Chipotle Pepper, Ancho Chili Pepper. -- sounds yummy? I think so :)

Cheesy Parmesan Basil: This one has the most protein out of the three. 12 grams of protein, and only 3 grams of sugar. Kids love it! I love it! I love anything that has to do with cheese.

Spicy Cayenne Apricot: This is my favorite out of the three.. Well I haven't tried the BBQ yet. I love all things spicy. Even if there's only a hint of spice, I'm a fan. I also love Apricots. Ingredients: Grass-Fed Beef, Dried Apricots, Red Bell Peppers, Kale, Cayenne Pepper, Sea Salt, Spices, and Garlic Powder.

These bars are Whole 30 recommended, gluten free, dairy free, and nut free. They are quite different, but they are so incredibly good. They are made with REAL food and go well with my new healthy lifestyle. I am quite glad I have had a chance to try these, and still have some left to enjoy. Go ahead and buy some yourself. They sell them online. You can also find more about Wild Zora on facebook, twitter, and instagram.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wrawp Review

What is a Wrawp? Its Raw, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Low Fat, Sugar Free, Diabetic friendly, all natural, high in fiber, full of flavor and rich in nutrition! No white salt or sugar and low in calories. It is full of Complex Vitamin B and Omega 3! It helps to prevent heart disease, blood sugar, diabetes, high cholesterol, and colon problems. It's HAND MADE, LIVE, HEALTHY, AND UNCOOKED, Dehydrated at 115F. No trans-fat, No saturated fat, no oils, no preservatives, easy to digest, live Vitamins, Minerals and Enzymes.

I haven't switched to a raw food diet by any means, but I am looking for healthier foods to help with my healthier lifestyle journey. I like to try all types of foods and these flat breads are quite good. Although, I learned a few things about switching to a raw diet if I ever choose to do so:
Permanent weight-loss management Beautiful skin and hair
Increased energy and stamina
Mental clarity and focus
Emotional balance
Spiritual connection
Decreased cravings

back to the flat-breads. I wasn't sure what to expect, but overall I was quite impressed. They are quite good! I had a hard time rolling them into a wrap, so I cut it in half and had an easier time. I used my wrap with some chicken, tomatoes, and cucumber with a little mustard. It's also good with hummus as well! I shared some with my co-workers as well, and they too quite enjoyed them. I still have some left and will be using them for lunch in the new year. I have a whole plan for when the new year hits, and these will go right with them.

Check out the flavors here that you can order, and go order some yourself and try them! My favorite so far is the spicy and the Smokey Heaven. You can follow them on twitter, or like them on facebook. Check them out today!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Monday, December 15, 2014

Zim's Max Freeze Review and Giveaway

I've used other products in the past, and they made my hands smell, body smell, and only lasted for a few minutes. I was sent Zim's Max Freeze which is a continuous spray, that doesn't leave a scent, and works quite well! The benefits -- helps relieve pain of:
Sore Muscles & Muscle Sprains
Back, Shoulder, Neck Pain
Painful Ankle, Knee, Hip & Elbow Joints
Muscular Strains

I work out with a trainer and sometimes on my own and I have a lot of sore muscles. This is great for that. I just spray on the spot that's sore and in a few minutes I have some relief. The relief lasts for a couple hours, and also helps me sleep at night. You should only use it up to 4 times a day, but I don't even need it for that long!

Zim's has a bunch of other products as well. They have products for:
Cough and Cold
Skin Care
Body Care
Lip Care
Pain Relief
First Aid
Diabetic
and Adult Care

What their about:
"The Zim's® brand is dedicated to bringing you innovative naturally-based products that live up to their brand promise in every way. Our goal is to improve the lives of consumers with our brands that include over 25 products that are packed with the best of nature and range from skin care to pain relief gels.".

Zim's Max Freeze You too can win yourself and try out Zim's Max Freeze for Pain Relief. Enter below and good luck!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Journals Unlimited Review (Holiday Gift Guide)

I work for a company that puts together pocket journals, and don't get me wrong, they're pretty cool, but when I received my journal from Journals Unlimited, I was blown away for how cool it was!
These journals are:
printed in the USA
made with recycled material
everything you want to buy is under 25$
over 65 themes to choose from
immediate shipping

I picked the journal where I'm able to write down what I ate for the day and my activity (exercise). This is a new years resolution of mine. I will be using it to track everything and help with my weight loss journey. It's hard to start during this holiday season, but I can't wait for the new year! This journal is perfect size to fit in my purse and take with me everywhere I go!
They have mini, medium, and full size journals, and you can pick kraft or color journals. You can pick from one of the 65+ themes they have, or you can customize your own. They also offer notepads! This would be a perfect gift for that someone who loves to write! Go check out Journals Unlimited today!

They are on facebook too!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review + Giveaway.

My boyfriend and I are obsessed with candles. We pretty much have a candle in every room of the house, and always keep the candle in the main room in season. When I was approved to review the Old Factory Candle Gift Set, I was so happy!
Each candle set is sold on amazon, and comes in a pack of three. They are soy candles, and made in the USA. Right now they are on sale for 25$ and originally 30.99.

Because they are soy, they burn clean for 20 hours or so. The scents you can get are:
Coffee Shop – Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea
New Born Baby – Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket
Fall Harvest – Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves
Fresh & Clean – Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen
Happy Holidays – Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread
Man Cave – Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany
Romance – Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate
Spa Day – Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea
High as a Kite – Cannabis, Incense, Bag O’ Cookies
Vacation – Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi
Winter Wonderland – Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow
50 Shades – Leather, Vanilla Sex, Jasmine Bubbles

I received Winter Wonderland. I wanted to put these in the bathrooms of our house to keep with the theme of the season.
I'm obsessed with the Hot Cocoa Scent. It smells like cocoa you would get at the store. It smells amazing. I have put that in my bedroom instead of the bathroom, as I'm there more often. The other two scents: Roasted Chestnut and First Snow, smell alright. But the scents go with the theme, so I'm pleased with that. There are so many other themes I'd like to try! I'm interested in Coffee Shop, and also Vacation. You too can win a set of your choice, all you have to do is enter below. This is open to US residents only!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ReliefMD Review and Giveaway

So I've reviewed many TrustedHealthProducts in the past, and if you want to learn more about them, please read my previous posts, or click the link to head to their website. ReliefMD is a Massage in a Bottle for the Discomfort of :
Sore Back/Neck
Swollen Joints
Sore Muscles
Muscle Strains
Sprains
Headache
Bug Bites
Cold Sores
Burns
and More.

Just put a little on the affected area and rub in, and soon you should be feeling a bit of relief. Put this on the area 3 times per day. Do not use on open wounds.

So I read one of the reviews on their website about this product and it was about someone being congested. As soon as the person opened the bottle and took one whiff, she was not congested anymore. I mean it didn't completely go away, but it cured it for the time being. Crazy thing is, at that time, I was also congested, and so I opened my bottle and the same thing happened. It smells wonderful! I just had a hard workout and some of my muscles are sore. I plan on using this before I go to bed. I should feel good before I sleep. The pain should go away, and then tomorrow if I'm still sore (which I will be) I'll put some on before I go to work.

It is made with the best ingredients like almond, peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, olive, and some others. Read why they are so good here. If you'd like to try this yourself, three lucky winners will have the chance. Enter below and good luck!



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Western Bagel Review

I don't eat a lot of bread products, but I'm a fan of bagels. Western Bagel is family owned and been operating since 1947 Western Bagels offers a line of Alternative Bagels.
We can totally help your figure.At Western Bagel, we care about your health, and we totally appreciate all the hard work that you put into keeping your figure. That’s why we try to make our bagels as healthy as possible. Take our ALTERNATIVE bagels for example. They're all almost FAT FREE (the Sweet Wheat have a 1/2 gram of fat) and only have 110 calories. Total. They also have 0 Cholesterol and 7 grams of fiber. So if you’re concerned about what goes into your body (or what doesn’t), check out our line of Alternative bagels. They’re available in 5 bagelicious flavors. JUST added to our line of Healthy: THE SANDWICH SPLITZ. Only 90 calories, 17g carbs, 3g Fiber, 1.5g of fat and endless taste!

They offer 5 different kinds of Alternative Bagels:
Plain
Roasted Onion
Wheat
Cinnamon Spice
and Blueberry.

I received the plain bagels. I'll tell you right now, they are gone. I had them twice for breakfast, and then my boyfriend and I used them for a tuna melt last week. They are the perfect size, and they were quite good. Only 110 calories isn't bad for a bagel and 7 grams of protein.

Western Bagel also sent me their Alternative Pita.
It's in the freezer right now, but once this is taken out, it will also go quick. My boyfriend eats sandwiches every week, and he sure likes pita. You can do so much with pita. I love dipping pita into hummus, or making pita pizzas! They come in two different flavors: Plain and Wheat. The pita only has 110 calories and 8 grams of fiber, with 7 grams of protein!
I also received Harvest Wheat Perfect Bagels. These are also in the freezer, but will definitely be brought out soon. I love having bagels with some peanut butter on them for breakfast.

Western Bagel also offers coffee, and other products. You can buy their products online. If you live near Van Nuys, CA, go in and eat there! I'm a huge fan! you can find them on facebook and twitter. I'm so glad I was introduced to a new healthy alternative! Can't wait to try the other products I received!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Monday, December 1, 2014

Body Glove Surge Energy Shot Review

All the guys at work love all types of energy drinks/shots. I didn't have a good experience with Red Bull back in the day, so I was a bit nervous to write to a company and try them. However, lots has changed over the years. Body Glove Surge is an all natural energy shot.

Body Glove SURGE® is the first proven energy product. When taken before your workout or exercise the all‐natural formula recharges muscle energy stores, reduces mind and muscle fatigue and even speeds recovery. Body Glove SURGE was developed by the scientist who redefined the science of energy fueling and muscle recovery.

It delivers:
Fast and longer‐lasting energy
Increases mental focus
Makes you more alert
Bolsters the immune system
Speeds muscle recovery Reduces muscle soreness

Three flavors:
Peach
Tropical Berry
and Grape.

Here's the difference between Body Glove Surge and a 5 hour energy shot: (picture taken from the website)
So my opinion? I like it. I had a lot of energy during my workout, and I didn't feel wired or anything like that. I was still able to sleep at night (I work out in the evening), but I felt that I had more energy during the workout than I normally do after work. I think it's pretty cool that these shots have an added protein and green tea in them. Green tea is good for you and so is protein. -- Not a fan of the grape flavor, never really been a grape type of girl, but the other two aren't bad.

Co-workers opinion? One of my co-workers, we will call him magic mike, well he's a bit hyper regardless... but I really think these shots made him wired like no other. He was full of energy, and out of control after he took one of these shots. He really liked it though, but told me, next time he'll have to take half a shot. The other co-worker took my grape ones and used them for black Friday weekend as he works a second job. He told me this morning that these energy shots were great for him to get through the long days.

Read what athletes are saying. See if they are sold near you. Check them out on facebook, and twitter.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part